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These are the UK's 10 most popular puppy names for adorable dogs

The Scotsman logo The Scotsman 2 days ago David Hepburn

As pet ownership has surged over lockdown, these are the names that might cause most confusion if you shout them at a favourite dog walking spot.

a group of people sitting around a dog © There were 1,753 puppies called Luna last year - making it the most popular choice for new dog owner...

According to the Kennel Club the number of people welcoming new dogs into their homes in 2020 soared by nearly eight per cent, to around 250,000.

a close up of a dog © The research found 1,492 new Bellas, making it second most popular dog name. It means 'beautiful' in...

Some of the most in-demand include Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs and Labrador Retrievers, while others have seen their popularity flatline.

a large brown dog lying on a bed © Milo is third on this list, with 1,352 owners opting for it as a dog name. In Celtic languages, the ...

Of course, once you’ve decided to add a four-legged friend to your family, there’s the tricky business of what to call your new pooch.

a dog standing on top of a sandy beach © The more traditional dog name of Teddy is fourth, with 1,067 people choosing the moniker. It means '...

Insurance company GoCompare has carried out some research into the most popular dog names chosen over lockdown.

a dog sitting on top of a wooden table © Rounding out the top five is Buddy, thanks to 1,020 dog owners using the name for their puppies. It ...

So don’t be surprised if you get more than you expected when you call back a dog with one of these 10 names in the park.

a close up of a dog © Lola is the name of a popular dog toy, so it's maybe not surprising that 946 new pet owners chose it...

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